Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 7/25/13
Multiple teams are reportedly interested in signing former Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden.  Oden hasn't played in a professional basketball game since December 5th 2009, when he suffered a gruesome fractured left patella that ended both his season and, as of this moment, his career.  Oden previously had microfracture surgery on his right knee, the recovery from which caused him to miss the 2007-2008 season.  Oden was selected first overall in the 2007 NBA Draft and since then, he's played a total of 82 NBA games.  You can’t help but feel bad for Oden, who is by all accounts a very pleasant and humble guy.  His career thus far has been a sad story, but the prospect of Oden returning to the NBA and at least partially salvaging his career, is a potentially uplifting scenario. However, when you’re putting together an NBA team, the incentive is to win rather than warm hearts.  So why would anybody risk signing a player that has only played the equivalent of one NBA seaso...
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